Painted Ladies

These little face beads just enchanted me and I knew that I would have to use them in one of my Weekly Special pieces.

WS Ladies detail

One thing I found out while I was adding some stitching to this one is that the Sew Lazy Stiff Stuff™ that I use is not easy to add embroidery stitches through. So all the pieces I prepped ready for beading, thinking stitching would be easy to add…not so much. Even with callused fingers, my fingers were hurting by the time I was done! Good thing I prepped some alternates with batting. Much easier to add hand stitching to.

WS Ladies

Not as many rows of stitching as I would have liked, but this will do. And I definitely like the addition of the paint to the background…oh–that’s hard to stitch through also! I think that means in the future the painted ones may end up on batting. Anything that’s mounted really doesn’t need the extra support of the stiff stuff.

Lesson learned!


10 thoughts on “Painted Ladies

    • Thanks for compliment. I’m trying to be more conscious of the basic design elements in everything I do now…even the fun and easy pieces!

      On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 9:10 AM, Quirks Ltd. wrote:



    • I loved these little beads and they are perfect for this kind of little, quick project…especially to take on vacation!

      On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 7:59 AM, Quirks Ltd. wrote:



    • I have a bunch of these small projects ready for my Weekly Special stitching and they are perfect for vacation or any take along time. Fun and easy!

      On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 7:50 AM, Quirks Ltd. wrote:



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